Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week Six

There is a new top school in this week's Pac-12 power rankings and a lot of traffic right behind them...

 #1 Arizona Wildcats
Record: (5-0) Last Wk.: 5Trend: 4
Make that two years in a row for the Wildcats over Oregon, their win in Autzen this year even more stunning than last year.
Next Opponent: USC
 #2 Oregon Ducks
Record: (4-1) Last Wk.: 1Trend: 1
The Ducks ran into a new bugaboo against Arizona: their inability to protect Marcus Mariota. This time, it cost them.
Next Opponent: UCLA
  #t3 UCLA Bruins
Record: (4-1) Last Wk.: 2Trend: 1
UCLA came with in a foot of beating Utah. But they’ve had their share of breaks this year so time finally caught up with them.
Next Opponent: Oregon
  #t3 California Golden Bears
Record: (4-1) Last Wk.: 7Trend: 3
Cal needed double overtime at home to beat Colorado and special teams miscues to beat Washington State but the Bears win over Northwestern is looking better by the week.week
Next Opponent: Washington
  #t3 Utah Utes
Record: (4-1) Last Wk.: 10 Trend: 7
Utah could very easily be unbeaten were it not for a meltdown at home against Washington State. But they erased that nightmare with a dominating defensive performance in the Rose Bowl.
Next Opponent: BYE
 #6 Arizona State Sun Devils
Record: (4-1) Last Wk.: 8Trend: 2
The Sun Devils offense continues to be a well-oiled machine and Michael Bercovici is putting up video game numbers right down to the video game play to beat USC.
Next Opponent: BYE
 #7 Stanford Cardinal
Record: (3-2) Last Wk.: 3Trend: 4
The Cardinal have the best defense in the conference, but it was a rare defensive undoing that cost them the game in South Bend.
Next Opponent: Washington State
 #8 USC Trojans
Record: (3-2) Last Wk.: 4Trend: 4
The last three minutes against Arizona State were not USC's finest defensive moments and now they have to go on the road to play a hot Arizona team who beat them in Tucson their last visit there.
Next Opponent: Arizona
 #9 Washington Huskies
Record: (4-1) Last Wk.: 6Trend: 3
The Huskies may have had the safest weekend of anyone in the Pac-12 thanks to a bye. Now they get to visit a suddenly streaking Cal.
Next Opponent: California
 #10 Washington State Cougars
Record: (2-4) Last Wk.: 9Trend: 1
The Cougs made changes on their staff after another poor special teams effort cost them a winnable game.
Next Opponent: Stanford
 #11 Oregon State Beavers
Record: (4-1) Last Wk.: 11Trend: --
Oregon State held on to beat Colorado in Boulder in a game may have had the least surprising result of the weekend.
Next Opponent: BYE
 #12 Colorado Buffaloes
Record: (2-4) Last Wk.: 12Trend: --
Colorado has had chances to win their last two Pac-12 games, but came up short. That's the next step for Mike MacIntyre and his staff- make this team believe they can win these type of games.
Next Opponent: BYE

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